Friday, August 12, 2016

What Jesus Says, He Does

When senators, congressmen, mayors, and presidents run for office, they promise and say many things. As you know most of what is promised is never done. It reminds us of the saying, 'When all is said and done, a lot more is said than ever done!"

This is not so however, with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord of lords and King of kings is absolutely true and honest and fulfills everything He has said. What He says, He does!

In the Gospel according to Luke, Jesus said that men shall not live on bread alone. He didn't and we try but can't.

He said you shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only. He did.

Jesus said He would preach the Gospel to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, recover the sight of the blind, to set free those who are down trodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord; He did all of these.

Also in the book of Luke, Jesus said that He did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. He did.

Jesus said that He, as the bridegroom, would be taken away from his disciples. He was.

He said that He, the Son of Man, would suffer many things and be rejected the elders, rejected by the chief priests and the scribes, that He would be killed, but be raised up on the third day. He was.

Jesus said that these words were to sink into our ears because the Son of Man was going to be delivered into the hands of man. He was.

Continuing in the book of Luke, Jesus said that as Jonah was a sign to the wicked generation that He, the Son of Man would also be a sign to His generation. He was a sign.

He said, He would perish in Jerusalem. He did.

Jesus said that He will confess us before His Father if we will confess Him before men. He will. He said that He came to cast fire upon the earth. He did.

Jesus said the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few, that we are to beseech Him, the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest field. He will if we will obey Him.

He said that He, the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost. He has saved. He will continue to save!

Jesus said that heaven and earth will pass away, but His words will not pass away. They haven't and they won't.

Jesus said in Luke 22:26 & 27, "Let him who is the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as the servant. For who is greater, the one who reclines at table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves." Jesus was the example of true servanthood.

And near the end of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus said, "But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God," He is, friends, He is. The Lord Jesus Christ is at the right hand of God.

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